Combined Degree Programs

Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and School of Engineering combined degree programs allow Tufts undergraduate students to earn both their bachelor’s degree and their master’s degree within 5 years. This rewarding degree track is an ideal fit for Tufts undergraduates who are interested in rigorous, innovative programming.

How to Apply

The deadline for Tufts undergraduate students to apply is December 15 for seniors and March 15 for juniors.

Seniors must submit their graduation packet and Course Distribution Form to Student Services by May 1. Forms will not be accepted after May 1; there will be no exceptions. Seniors who apply to the combined degree program will be required to submit this form as a part of their application materials. If the required forms for course distribution have not been submitted by May 1 to Student Services, you will be considered for the master’s program only, not the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program.


Combined degrees are offered through the following programs:

Tufts undergraduate students have the option of double-counting up to two graduate-level credits (100-level or higher) toward both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. Participating programs may consider counting one to two approved undergraduate courses towards the graduate degree. Requirements vary by program. Tufts undergraduate students who are interested in these programs should contact their department early to ensure that their course of study at the undergraduate level is preparing them for this graduate program. Students must be enrolled full-time while participating in the BS/MS program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students accepted into a combined degree bachelor's/master's degree program will typically be charged graduate tuition during the 9th and 10th semester. Institutional grant/scholarship aid, if offered, will be awarded by the graduate program for the semesters the student is charged the graduate tuition rate. The BS/MS combined degree tuition discount cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts with the exception of the Fast-Trac Scholarship Program in the School of Engineering. More information on federal aid options can be found on the Financial Services website.